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Warsteiner Premium Oktoberfest - Warsteiner Brauerei

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437 Ratings
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Ratings: 437
Reviews: 191
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 15.29%
Wants: 8
Gots: 31 | FT: 0
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Germany

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: marburg on 09-03-2003)
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Reviews by jkrich:
Photo of jkrich
3.53/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My first Oktoberfest of the season. Poured from a 11.2 oz. freshness dated bottle: bright and clear, deep golden with a foamy sustained head.

Upon opening the bottle, the aroma was strikingly familiar to a classic German pilsner. After a few moments in the glass, a sweeter malt aroma was evident. Even the more complex, malt accented Oktoberfest lagers have a restrained aroma.

This is an appropriate fest bier for a warm mid September day. This flavorful lager begins with a solid malt profile with nice European hops slightly evident in the background. The lager is immensely refreshing and quaffable from start to finish with faint yeasty notes in the aftertaste. It is certainly not complex and the mouth feel is rather short-lived but isn't the Oktoberfest for quaffing and celebrating? With this lager, you could easily drink several; beware of the well-hidden 5.9 % ABV.

An interesting fact about this beer: it apparently is available only in the American market. When I clicked on the Warsteiner website for Germany, there was no mention of this beer; however, the American version of the website advertises it.

Well worth trying.

jkrich, Sep 14, 2013
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Photo of SmellTheGluv
2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

SmellTheGluv, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of babyhobbes
3.73/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This came with an inch and half head over a nice golden colored brew. The was a slight smell of malt but not much else. This tastes malty and sweet. It's a very light beer and quite drinkable. However, I expected a little more from Warsteiner in there Oktoberfest.

babyhobbes, Feb 01, 2004
Photo of generallee
3.78/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 11.2oz bottle into my Spaten Oktoberfest stange glass. There is a "best before end" date of 09.JUN.10 and it was sampled on 10-23-09.

Appearance: The body has a deep golden color with lots of nice carbonation and great clarity. A small bright white and loosely packed head sits on top but it quickly disappears and leaves no lacing behind.

Smell: The nose has light malt with a touch of toasted biscuit and some nice floral/perfume like hops. Also noticeable is a hard mineral water note in the nose.

Taste/Palate: The flavor has the same toasted biscuity malt and floral hops in the nose with mineral sweetness up front that quickly turns dry by the finish. The palate has a light to medium body with smooth yet active carbonation.

Notes: This was a very basic but very drinkable Oktoberfest beer. I did enjoy it but I would have loved more head retention!!!

generallee, Oct 24, 2009
Photo of olradetbalder
2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

olradetbalder, Nov 18, 2014
Photo of SINKTIPS_N_SUDS
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

SINKTIPS_N_SUDS, Sep 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

wattoclone, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of dogfishandi
3.3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz bottle at about cellar temp poured into a pint glass. pours a rather light color for an ocktoberfest. deep golden, slight brown amber color with some soapy slight off white head that only had a little retention. just a tiny bit of lacing.

the aroma is filled primarily with the smell of grains. sorta like a pilsner or euro type lager. though according to the bottle, this is a ale, not a lager as the style suggests. slight toasted malt aroma going on, maybe a touch of some floral hops, but not much else going on here.

a little better in the taste, still has a grainy finish. toasted caramel malts in there as well. some floral hops.

medium to light bodied. smooth mouthfeel. prolly wouldnt want to drink too many of these in a night, not my favorite style, but thats just my opinion.

dogfishandi, Oct 18, 2009
Photo of Mantooth
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Mantooth, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of far333
3.73/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light, transparent honey color with a white bubbly head. Low sweet malt aroma. Flavor is a light sweet malt, with doughey highlights, and hints of flowers. Light hoppy finish, and a lingering sweet flowery aftertaste. Mouthfeel is tingly and crisp. Not blown away at first, but I'm warming up to it. The more I sip, the more flavors that rise up out of it. One of the best of the very traditional German Oktoberfest beers.

far333, Oct 09, 2003
Photo of mjh0527
2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

mjh0527, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.53/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Brown pour, some clarity for a light brown beer, mild head, no retention or lace. Aroma was skunky dishsoap.

Taste of raisin, mild sweetness if you look for it. Light caramel, off flavor metallic bitterness rather than the characteristic smoothness you would hop for, not even nutty depth. Thin body. Not even really easy drinking for me, just kept thinking about the relative rip off price for a beer with hardly any substance to it and a few off flavors. Maybe a little bit of old toffee from grandma's candy dish from like 10 years ago.

Not impressed, wouldn't recommend, especially at close to $10 a 6 pack, I don't know what you're paying for.

Beerandraiderfan, Jan 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +17.6%

valkyre65, Dec 13, 2011
Photo of Miha
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Miha, Jun 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

LaurensDeJong, Feb 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

sgttibbs, Feb 07, 2012
Photo of Brenden
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer may have the least variation from tap to bottle of any I've had. That said...
As stated a light, golden color, lots of clarity. There's a bit of a yellow-tinted off-white head, somewhat consistent, with lacing that is likewise somewhat consistent.
It's a bit light in the aroma; a light malts backbone adds a touch of caramel sweetness and it does evidence a light dose of hops. Grains linger in the back. There's not much transition from aroma to flavor. True, it can be light and no, it doesn't have to be a bruiser, but to the detractors of American craft who favor the German subtlety I will say this: being more flavorful is an improvement, not something to dismiss.
The same goes for the feel. The improvements brewers are making aren't something to shy away from. It's light and has a bit of a crisp nip under a steady carbonation with some smoothness as well. Making a beer more lush and full (not filling) on the palate isn't a bad thing.
This beer sticks with tradition, and that's good. It's not, however, in the same league as some that have taken the style and built upon it.

Brenden, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of Jeffreysan
3.15/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a golden color with a quarter of a finger of white head that quickly dissolved into a thin halo of foam that gripped the sides of the glass, and formed a few wispy clouds that covered the top of the beer. Actually, it looks like a MBC beer. Not attractive in my opinion.

Aroma: Malty and hoppy at the same time. Salty too.

Taste: Malty, hoppy, floral, salty. Actually quite good. Malty up front, followed by some salty caramel flavor, followed by some hoppy bitterness. The balance is tipped more in the hops favor, but not unpleasantly.

Mouthfeel: A little on the thin side, but with some really good carbonation to slap the taste buds awake. With an ABV of 5.9%, there is just a touch of alcohol on the palate, but just a touch.

Overall: It’s interesting to see a Northern German brewery brew an Oktoberfest beer, as that style of beer is traditionally only brewed by Bavarian breweries. Maybe because of the popularity of the style here in the U.S.? This one is pretty good, but nowhere near as good as those from the Bavarian breweries.

Jeffreysan, Oct 30, 2013
Photo of nhirsch04
2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

nhirsch04, Oct 04, 2013
Photo of biboergosum
3.15/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A pint from the Oktoberfest line-up at the Old Chicago in Southgate, Michigan, during the twin sensory attack of Tigers and Lions games being played (and rapturously followed) at the same time.

This beer appears a crystal clear medium golden colour, with one finger of soapy, creamy off-white head, which renders a wall of pocked painted lace around the glass in its wake. It smells of bready cracker malt, a bit of yeast, and mild citrusy, earthy hops. The taste is warm bready, grainy malt, mild edgy yeast, leafy, earthy hops, and some metallic alcohol. The carbonation is moderate, the body somehow vibrating, and not quite smooth. It finishes warm and grainy, some weak earthy hops fishing about.

Not crisp enough to engender any desire for more - and too much German lager diesel character to boot...

biboergosum, Sep 27, 2011
Photo of NJpadreFan
3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Warsteiner- Oktoberfest

A- Light clear orange with a small soapy filmy head. Light amount of lacing along the top edge of the glass.
S- Light crisp cereal grains, caramel, buttery malt.
T- Light cereal grain; corn, wheat, and oat. A light touch of buttery sweet caramel with a minute' touch of earthy dry hops.
M- Light watery and crisp. Light flavors with a mild sugary sweet finish.

Overall- Non offensive and an easy drinker.

NJpadreFan, Oct 18, 2009
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

javlin624, Mar 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

marmstrong1212, Apr 15, 2014
Photo of Griffith
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Griffith, Feb 26, 2014
Photo of cokes
2.9/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Shadowy dark gold (approximating dilute amber). White froth on top initially, but goes bald after a minute or two.
Grainy, Germanic hopped nose. Though substancially muted for my likings.
Begins quietly toasted. The toasty hues fade quickly and are replaced by raw grain. Goes akwardly vacant for a moment prior to the less-than-emphatic hop closure. Light gassy and grassy bitterness late.
Bland and clumsy are not a good couple.
Light bodied with steady-rising carbonation.
Quaffable, yes. But nevertheless, one of the least inspired German festbiers I've tried.

cokes, Oct 13, 2003
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Warsteiner Premium Oktoberfest from Warsteiner Brauerei
78 out of 100 based on 437 ratings.